Top 50

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Dear game lovers, 
the new top 50 has been put online.
[This list can also be found on the Yvesiezi website (section 'spellen')]
The game database, which I maintain since mid 2002, contains 3268 games (new games released at Nurnberg '05 are taken into account now).   

A game can only be taken into account if it has at least 3 ratings. The ratings come from the following 26 internet sources:

* Internet Top 100
* Board Game Geek ( USA )
* Spielphase, Siegpunkt, Ausgepackt, Holgs Spieleteufel, Games we Play, Spielbox, Spieletreff, Hall9000, Spielonaut, Westpark, Michas Spiel, Spiele-Truhe, Boardgame (Dui)
* Spieletest (Oos)
* Spellengek & Spel a/d Maas, Hieke's Anderspel (Nederland)
* Jeux2Rody, Ludo le Gars, Ludigaume, Moissy Cramayel (Fra)
* La Tana dei Goblin (Ita)
* Vlaams Spellenarchief, Speelduivel, My personal ratings (België)

This amounts to  1479 games with 3 or more ratings.

The top 5 stayed the same. Three new entries this month:
Die Dunklen Lande (an expansion for Macchiavelli),

Antiquity (new game of the dutch publisher 'Splotter Spellen')
Urland (nice game from Doris & Frank)


The top 50:

1 (1) Puerto Rico (Alea)

2 (2) Eufraat en Tigris (Hans im Glück)

3 (3) San Juan/ Puerto Rico kaartenspel (Alea)

4 (4) El Grande (Hans im Glück)

5 (5) Die Fürsten von Florenz (Alea)

6 (6) Die Siedler von Catan: Steden en Ridders (Kosmos)

7 (7) Die Siedler von Catan: Basisspel (Kosmos)

8 (8) Yinsh (Don & Co)

9 (10) Der Herr der Ringe: Der Ringkrieg/ War of the Ring (Phalanx Games, Fantasy Flight Games)

10 (9) Torres (FX Games/ Ravensburger)

11 (11) Medina (Hans im Glück)

12 (12) Java (Ravensburger)

13 (13) Die Siedler von Catan: Kaartspel (Kosmos)

14 (14)  Goa (Hans im Glück)

15 (15) Macchiavelli/ Ohne Furcht und Adel (Hans Im Glück)

16 (16) Magic the Gathering/ Magic die Zusammenkunft (Amigo/ WOTC)

17 (17) Blokus (Sekkoia)

18 (18) Keythedral (R & D-Games, Pro Ludo)

19 (19) Die Siedler von Catan: Zeevaarders (Kosmos)

20 (20) Raja: Palastbau in Indien/ Maharadja (Phalanx Games)

21 (21) Löwenherz (Goldsieber/ Kosmos)

22 (22) Rush Hour (Binary Arts)

23 (23) Tikal (Ravensburger)

24 (24) Obstgärtchen/ Boomgaardje (Haba)

25 (25) Funkenschlag/ Power Grid (2F- Spiele)

26 (27) Tadsch Mahal (Alea)

27 (26) Serenissima /Méditerranée (Descartes)

28 (28) Die Händler von Genua (Alea)

29 (29) Roads and Boats (Splotter Spellen)

30 (30) Go (3M, Ishi, ...)

31 (31)  Santiago (Amigo)

32 (32)  Rumis (Murmel)

33 (33) Middle Earth: the Wizards (Iron Crown Enterprises/ Queen Games)

34 (34) Carcassonne (Hans im Glück)

35 (N) Macchiavelli: Die Dunklen Lande (Hans im Glück)

36 (35) Junta (Descartes, West End Games)

37 (36) Lauras Sternenspiel (Amigo)

38 (38) La Citta (Kosmos)

39 (37) Die Siedler von Catan: Das Buch zum spielen (Kosmos)

40 (39) Die Werwölfe von Düsterwald/ De weerwolven van Wakkerdam (Asmodée/ 999 Games)

41 (40) Die Macher (Hans im Glück, Moskito)

42 (41) Diplomacy (Jumbo, Avalon Hill)

43 (42) Einfach Genial/ Genius (Kosmos)

44 (43) Civilization (Avalon Hill)

45 (N) Antiquity (Splotter Spellen)

46 (45) Dvonn (Don & Co/ Rio Grande Games)

47 (44) Sternenschiff Catan (Kosmos)

48 (46) Der Herr der Ringe-Die Feinde/ Friends&Foes (Kosmos, Fantasy Flight)

49 (N) Ursuppe (Doris & Frank)

50 (48) Kohle, Kies & Knete (Schmidt)

(N: new entry, 2N: entry which already appeared in the Top50)


Dropped out of the top 50:

51 (47) Hive (John Yianni)

52 (49) Zicke Zacke Hühnerkacke/ Jakkiebak! Kippenkak! (Zoch)

53 (50) Robo Rally - Crash & Burn (Amigo)


Extra 1: Best 2-player games.

I published a Top 20 of 2 player-games in June 2003.

Here the updated list, the 2003 rank is shown between brackets.

1. (N) Yinsh - Don & Co - 8th in ranking

2. (1) Die Siedler von Catan: Kaartspel - Kosmos - 13th

3. (2) Magic the Gathering - WOTC, Amigo - 16th

4. (12) Go - Diverse - 30th

5. (4) Dvonn - Don & Co - 46th

6. (3) Sternenschiff Catan - Kosmos - 47th

7. (6) Hive - John Yianni, Gen Four Two - 51st

8. (7) Babel - Kosmos - 79th

9. (9) Zertz - Don & Co - 87th

10. (10) Battle Cry - Avalon Hill - 111th

11. (N) Cathedral  - Diverse - 114th

12. (8) Twixt - 3M, Schmidt, Kosmos - 121st

13. (N) Schotten-Totten - ASS - 122th

14. (N) Zatre - Peri, Perner - 125th

15. (N) Quads - Gigamic - 127th

16. (19) Gipf - Don & Co - 151st

17. (N) Jambo - Kosmos - 154th

18. (N) Tom Tube - Kronberger - 158th

19. (N) Lines of action - Hexagames - 159th

20. (15) Shogi - Diverse - 162nd 
 

Extra 2: Best new games compared to last month:

The best new game this month, which also entered the top 50, is Antiquity.

Runner-up is 'Im Schatten des Drachen'.

1. Antiquity (Splotter Spellen, 2003) new on position 45

2. Im Schatten des Drachen (Pegasus, 2004) new on position 191

3. Schildkrötenrennen (Winning Moves, 2004) new on position 195

4. Breaking Away (Fiendish Games, 1991) new on position 259

5. Hennen Rennen (Piatnik, 2004) new on position 332

6. Geister Treppe: Flaschengeist (Drei Magier Spiele, 2004) new on position 367

7. Meine Zwerge fliegen hoch (Pegasus, 2004) new on position 546

8.  Australia  (Ravensburger, 2005) new on position 573

9. MLB Showdown (WOTC, 2000) new on position 631

10. Shadowlord! (Parker, 1983) new on position 750

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Greetings,

Yves